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The Internet is part of political life. It played an important role in the Arab Spring, ACTA and SOPA. The Internet has even entered negotiation rooms.

The 8-week Advanced Course in E-participation examines e-participation as a new way of influencing global policy-making. The Course covers in-depth aspects of its application and dimension, the use of social media and social networking sites, as well as in-depth analysis of e-democracy, e-voting and e-Government. It looks at e-participation form technological, economic, social, legal, and users' perspectives.

The course forms part of the Advanced Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme. Participants are expected to have either completed the introductory course of the Foundation Phase, or to have equivalent knowledge basic knowledge of Internet governance issues and/or experience in the field.

The rich blend of lecture texts, expert tutors, and online collaboration among class participants offers the best opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and training in Internet governance issues and ICT policy. Successful students will be awarded a DiploFoundation certificate.

Other advanced courses are being offered in parallel with the Advanced Course in E-participation: Infrastructure and Critical Internet Resources | Intellectual Property Rights | Privacy and Personal Data Protection | ICT Policy and Strategic Planning | Cybersecurity | History of Internet Governance

For more on Diplo's work in e-diplomacy and e-participation visit E-diplomacy in focus and E-participation.

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Course details

The Internet is part of political life. It played an important role in the Arab Spring, ACTA and SOPA. The Internet has even entered negotiation rooms.

The 8-week Advanced Course in E-participation examines e-participation as a new way of influencing global policy-making. The Course covers in-depth aspects of its application and dimension, the use of social media and social networking sites, as well as in-depth analysis of e-democracy, e-voting and e-Government. It looks at e-participation form technological, economic, social, legal, and users' perspectives.

The course forms part of the Advanced Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme. Participants are expected to have either completed the introductory course of the Foundation Phase, or to have equivalent knowledge basic knowledge of Internet governance issues and/or experience in the field.

The rich blend of lecture texts, expert tutors, and online collaboration among class participants offers the best opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and training in Internet governance issues and ICT policy. Successful students will be awarded a DiploFoundation certificate.

Other advanced courses are being offered in parallel with the Advanced Course in E-participation: Infrastructure and Critical Internet Resources | Intellectual Property Rights | Privacy and Personal Data Protection | ICT Policy and Strategic Planning | Cybersecurity | History of Internet Governance

For more on Diplo's work in e-diplomacy and e-participation visit E-diplomacy in focus and E-participation.

The Advanced Course in E-participation explores the applications of e-participation and how it can be used in furthering the mission of organisations:

  • Definitions, classifications, and dimensions;
  • How the Internet is used for consultation and collaboration and ultimately the engagement of stakeholders for greater participation and interaction;
  • Social media and social networking sites; how different sectors have been using e-Participation techniques to reach their goals;
  • E-democracy and e-voting;
  • E-government, Gov 2.0, and Open Gov;
  • How e-participation is used in Public Diplomacy.
Who should apply

Diplo seeks applications from the following, from both developed and developing countries:

  • officials in government ministries, departments, or institutions dealing with Information Society, Internet and ICT-related policy issues (e.g. telecommunications, education, foreign affairs, justice);
  • postgraduate students, academics and researchers in the IG field (e.g. in telecommunications, electrical engineering, law, economics, development studies);
  • civil society activists in the IG and Information Society fields;
  • journalists covering IG issues; and
  • individuals in Internet-business fields (e.g. ISPs, software developers).

 

Prerequisites

Applicants are required to have:

  • either completed the course Introduction to Internet Governance (Foundation Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme), or to have equivalent knowledge basic knowledge of Internet governance issues and/or experience in the field;
  • fluency in English (or in the working language of the course, if the course is conducted in a language other than English), sufficient to follow university-level materials and discussion;
  • good writing skills, ability to summarise information and focus on details;
  • regular access to the Internet (dial-up connection is sufficient, although broadband is preferable);
  • minimum of 8 hours commitment per week throughout the duration of the course. (this is perhaps the single most important requirement and should be evaluated seriously by any potential applicant); and
  • the readiness to participate in online consultations (once a week at specified times).

 

Fees

The fee for the 2014 course will be announced soon.

Applicants from developing countries may be eligible to apply for scholarship support. Details will be available soon.

 

How to apply

Applications for the Advanced Course in E-Participation are now closed.

For more information about Diplo's Internet governance initiatives, including the Internet Governance Building Programme, visit www.diplomacy.edu/ig, or contact us at ig@diplomacy.edu

 

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Course details:

The Internet is part of political life. It played an important role in the Arab Spring, ACTA and SOPA. The Internet has even entered negotiation rooms.

The 8-week Advanced Course in E-participation examines e-participation as a new way of influencing global policy-making. The Course covers in-depth aspects of its application and dimension, the use of social media and social networking sites, as well as in-depth analysis of e-democracy, e-voting and e-Government. It looks at e-participation form technological, economic, social, legal, and users' perspectives.

The course forms part of the Advanced Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme. Participants are expected to have either completed the introductory course of the Foundation Phase, or to have equivalent knowledge basic knowledge of Internet governance issues and/or experience in the field.

The rich blend of lecture texts, expert tutors, and online collaboration among class participants offers the best opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and training in Internet governance issues and ICT policy. Successful students will be awarded a DiploFoundation certificate.

Other advanced courses are being offered in parallel with the Advanced Course in E-participation: Infrastructure and Critical Internet Resources | Intellectual Property Rights | Privacy and Personal Data Protection | ICT Policy and Strategic Planning | Cybersecurity | History of Internet Governance

For more on Diplo's work in e-diplomacy and e-participation visit E-diplomacy in focus and E-participation.

The Advanced Course in E-participation explores the applications of e-participation and how it can be used in furthering the mission of organisations:

  • Definitions, classifications, and dimensions;
  • How the Internet is used for consultation and collaboration and ultimately the engagement of stakeholders for greater participation and interaction;
  • Social media and social networking sites; how different sectors have been using e-Participation techniques to reach their goals;
  • E-democracy and e-voting;
  • E-government, Gov 2.0, and Open Gov;
  • How e-participation is used in Public Diplomacy.
Who should apply:

Diplo seeks applications from the following, from both developed and developing countries:

  • officials in government ministries, departments, or institutions dealing with Information Society, Internet and ICT-related policy issues (e.g. telecommunications, education, foreign affairs, justice);
  • postgraduate students, academics and researchers in the IG field (e.g. in telecommunications, electrical engineering, law, economics, development studies);
  • civil society activists in the IG and Information Society fields;
  • journalists covering IG issues; and
  • individuals in Internet-business fields (e.g. ISPs, software developers).

 

Methodology:

The Advanced Course is 8 weeks in duration, starting with an introductory week, followed by 6 weeks of intensive learning and knowledge sharing among participants. The courses conclude in week 8 with a narrative exam given to assess the level of understanding of issues covered.

The courses take place in a web-based virtual classroom with Web 2.0 interaction tools (hypertext discussion tool, forums, message boards, real-time discussions, etc), allowing participants to complete most course activities whenever convenient within a given weekly schedule.

The courses are based on studying and discussing textual materials under the guidance of experienced certified tutors and with the support of experts from various institutions.

Successful students will be awarded a DiploFoundation certificate. 

 
Prerequisites:

Applicants are required to have:

  • either completed the course Introduction to Internet Governance (Foundation Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme), or to have equivalent knowledge basic knowledge of Internet governance issues and/or experience in the field;
  • fluency in English (or in the working language of the course, if the course is conducted in a language other than English), sufficient to follow university-level materials and discussion;
  • good writing skills, ability to summarise information and focus on details;
  • regular access to the Internet (dial-up connection is sufficient, although broadband is preferable);
  • minimum of 8 hours commitment per week throughout the duration of the course. (this is perhaps the single most important requirement and should be evaluated seriously by any potential applicant); and
  • the readiness to participate in online consultations (once a week at specified times).

 

Fees:

The fee for the 2014 course will be announced soon.

Applicants from developing countries may be eligible to apply for scholarship support. Details will be available soon.

 

How to apply:

Applications for the Advanced Course in E-Participation are now closed.

For more information about Diplo's Internet governance initiatives, including the Internet Governance Building Programme, visit www.diplomacy.edu/ig, or contact us at ig@diplomacy.edu